LCD and Viewfinder
Panasonic LX100 II has a Fixed Type 3" LCD screen with a resolution of 1,240k dots. Both the screen size and the screen resolution is up to the standards of this class.
LCD is Touch screen
type, so you can change the settings and set the focus point with your fingertips.
LX100 II has a built-in Electronic viewfinder. The viewfinder has a resolution of 2,760kdots and coverage of 100%. 100% coverage ensures that what you see in the viewfinder while shooting matches exactly what you will get later in your image, helping accurate framing your shots and minimizes the need for cropping images later.
Max Shutter speed
Panasonic LX100 II can shoot continuously at max speed of 11.0 fps
and has max shutter speed of 1/4000 sec
. LX100 II also has an electronic shutter which can shoot silently at max speed of 16000
. One thing to keep in mind is that electronic shutter may cause rolling shutter effects on your images in certain conditions.
Unfortunately LX100 II doesn't have a built-in flash but it has a flash shoe for mounting external flashes.
Panasonic LX100 II features a Contrast Detection autofocusing system. The AF system has 49 points to choose from. Panasonic LX100 II also features Face detection AF
where it intelligently detects the faces in the frame and locks the focus automatically.
Macro shooters will love Panasonic LX100 II's Focus Stacking feature. In this mode, LX100 II automatically composites multiple shots taken at different focal positions using focus bracketing to create a single image with maximum depth of field.
Panasonic LX100 II has a special Post Focus mode which uses its 4K video and focus bracketing features together to shoot and stack a burst of images into a single image which you can change the focus point on the LCD screen after it is taken. Although the resulting image has only 8 MP resolution, the flexibility this feature gives to the shooter is unmatched.
With Panasonic LX100 II, you can record your videos at a highest resolution of 3840 x 2160 at 30p, 24p fps with bit rates up to 100 mbps and save in MPEG-4, AVCHD and H.264 formats. This means that Panasonic LX100 II provides 4K (Ultra-HD)
video, highest resolution that is available in the market today. When viewed on a 4K screen, you will be amazed by the level of details and the crispness.
LX100 II has a built-in Yes microphone and a Mono speaker.
Panasonic LX100 II doesn't have any connections for external microphones and headphones. If you need a Large Sensor Compact camera with external microphone connectivity, consider Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 VII or Fujifilm X100F in a similar price range.
4K Photo Mode
Utilizing its 4K Video recording abilities in a creative way, Panasonic LX100 II sports a 4K Photo Mode where you can capture 8 MP photos from 4K videos.
Using a software such as Adobe Lightroom on your PC or in-camera function, you can review the 4K video frame by frame and extract the image that you like the most.
Connectivity and Storage
Panasonic LX100 II features built-in wireless (Wi-Fi)
connectivity ( 802.11b/g/n + Bluetooth 4.2 LE) which lets you transfer your photos directly to compatible devices without any physical connection.Panasonic LX100 II's Bluetooth
connectivity feature comes handy for connecting other devices that supports it. One other feature that we like is the ability to use our smartphone as a remote to control our LX100 II. You can change camera settings, release shutter, view LCD screen and tranfer files using remote control app.
You can connect LX100 II to compatible devices via its HDMI port or DMW-BLE9 lithium-ion battery & USB charger port.
Panasonic LX100 II is powered by a proprietary battery which provides a shooting life of 340 according to CIPA standards.
Considering that the average battery life of Large Sensor Compact type cameras is 300 shots, its battery life is about average in its class but it would still be wise to invest in some spare batteries for long photo trips.
Battery Life Comparison in Large Sensor Compact Cameras
Leica X Vario with its 450shots is the model with longest battery life among Large Sensor Compact cameras. Check the comparison of Panasonic LX100 II vs Leica X Vario or take a look at Longest Battery Life Compact cameras list.
Panasonic LX100 II Features Compared to Main Competitors